Views about size of government among adults with some college education by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with some college education by views about size of government

% of adults with some college education who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area57%34%4%5%131
Boston Metro Area43%49%5%3%103
Chicago Metro Area50%43%3%4%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area61%31%3%5%181
Detroit Metro Area62%32%2%4%128
Houston Metro Area49%45%5%1%137
Los Angeles Metro Area48%44%1%7%264
Miami Metro Area36%59%3%2%114
New York City Metro Area38%55%4%2%417
Philadelphia Metro Area47%44%2%7%177
Phoenix Metro Area62%36%1%1%122
Riverside, CA Metro Area52%42%4%2%124
San Francisco Metro Area36%53%5%6%108
Seattle Metro Area53%38%5%5%101
Washington, DC Metro Area47%49%2%1%160
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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